Pup Park Spotlight: Hamilton Park


No matter what size of dog you own, you needn’t look any further for your canine’s exercising needs than the massive dog runs (yes, plural!) in Hamilton Park. Located on the east side of Hamilton Park in downtown Jersey City, there’s always plenty going on in and around these parks to keep you and your BFF… [read more]



Calling all lesbians!

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Calling all lesbians! This one’s for you!! I found myself back at Brightside Tavern last Thursday evening to sit down with a trio of lovely ladies who make up the group, GirlMeet. GirlMeet, which was spearheaded by Lucy, Dawn and A.D., is a lesbian meet up group which meets once a month at various locations… [read more]

Jersey City Weekly Happy Hour Specials!


If you like what you see, join us at haveanight.com and follow us @haveanight_jc for more! Monday – November 23rd Open Jazz @ Brightside Tavern Starts at 8pm! Get your holiday week started right! Tuesday – November 24th $1 Tacos @ Dullboy Need we say more? Wednesday – November 25th $6 Wings & Mac and… [read more]

10 Tips on How to Survive the Holidays


Oy Vey....


I’ve been on a crazy health kick the past month, making exercise and healthy eating a priority and keeping the junk food strictly to my Instagram feed (#foodporn). This morning while I was walking back from the gym, I looked at the calendar to plan my workouts for the next week and then I saw… [read more]

New City Kids


"loving kids for change"


“New City Kids provides teen leadership development and performing arts opportunities to at-risk, low-income children and teenagers in Jersey City. New City Kids mission is “Loving kids for change to create a community of academic, leadership, musical, and spiritual development.” New City Kids is a safe place for children to come after school, do their… [read more]

Councilman Michael Yun


ChicpeaJC is a “fun” culture blog, I purposefully do not write about touchy subjects like religion or politics and I try to remain as neutral as possible. I don’t really think we need another news outlet discussing the issues we face as an urban city! That being said, I think it’s important to know about… [read more]

Tedx Jersey City 2015 : Metamorphosis


"The transformation of how people see the world was truly present at the TEDx Jersey City 2015."


TEDx Jersey City 2015: Metamorphosis brought forth some creative thinkers that enlightened the eager Jersey City audience interested in hearing new ways to elevate the city. The eight hour seminar was broken into four sections with musical and dance performances and speakers covering topics from economics, literature, and relationships. Entrepreneur and real estate developer Avi… [read more]

Jersey City Weekly Happy Hour Specials




If you like what you see, join us at haveanight.com and follow us @haveanight_jc for more! Monday – November 16th Wing Night @ Lucky 7 Tavern $0.50 Wings (dine-in only) to start your week off right! Wash them down with these: $3 Yuengling Drafts $4 Jameson Shots $5 Sailor Jerry Drink or Shot Tuesday –… [read more]

Celebrate the Holidays with HDSID


Sponsored by HDSID


Halloween is dead and gone paving the way for Thanksgiving, Christmas and so much more. After HDSID has finished wrapping and decorating a gorgeous pine tree and begun the preparations for a ceremonious Menorah, all families are invited to spend the start of the holidays with HDSID. The Historic Downtown Special Improvement District presents its… [read more]

Jesse Eisenberg and John Leguizamo Live at NJCU


The National Society of Leadership and Success Lecture Series


A simple Facebook post allowed me to attend one of the most interesting events in Jersey City. I was so excited to be able to see Jesse Eisenberg at my alma mater, New Jersey City University. The best part about it was it was absolutely free and open to the public! Jesse Eisenberg is just… [read more]

Adventures of a JC Playboy Bunny- Part 1


NSFW. Macrophilia written by Rachael Robbins


She told me it was $100 and hour, three hour minimum for walking around a tiny city in a bikini, crushing buildings and smashing little people. She told me it was the same as shooting a low budget sci-fi film. Just like Attack of the 50 Foot Woman. The difference was this happened to be… [read more]

Janey Miller’s World Tour


Broadway Comes to Magnolia Avenue

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Speranza Theatre Company and Art House Productions brought Broadway to Magnolia Avenue this Friday night with the premiere viewing of Janey Miller’s World Tour. The entertainingly written story about Janey’s tour around the world was un-expectantly comical; taking the audience on a rollercoaster of laughs while Janey searched for love and lived out her dreams… [read more]

Rob Scheuerman of No Honeymoon


Last week I got to catch up with an old friend of mine and fellow Jersey City resident Rob Scheuerman, an insanely talented guitar player and equally skilled photographer. We initially met in high school coming up in the same Essex/Morris/Sussex county music scene and have been friends ever since. I was excited to hear… [read more]

Jersey City Weekly Happy Drink Specials


If you like what you see, join us at haveanight.com and follow us @haveanight_jc for more! Monday – November 9th Industry Night @ Raval 5pm-close: 25% Off Entire Bill!! (Restaurant employees only) Tuesday – November 10th Karaoke @ Brightside Tavern Get your voice ready! Karaoke runs from 8pm-12am! Wednesday – November 11th Happy Pour @… [read more]

Chiko’s Deli and Grocery


Joel's favorite eats

Karina, Alma, and Orlando.

Whenever I have friends in the neighborhood looking to eat after hanging at Liberty State Park, I tell them to meet me at Chiko’s. Looking at the signage outside it’s advertised as a deli and grocery, but upon entering there’s clearly a lot more going on here. It’s a neighborhood hub where I’ve made good… [read more]

Jersey City Ballroom


Sponsored Post

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Before we got married, my hubby and I, decided to take ballroom dance classes so we can be prepared for our first dance which was to the Bob Marley song “Waiting in Vain”. We took the classes in a studio in Manhattan and our experience there wasn’t the greatest and we ended up messing up… [read more]